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Baseball America Prospect Report -- May 16, 2019

Jeter Downs (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Jeter Downs, SS, Dodgers. Downs had a four-hit game for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga, driving in four runs and scoring three times as well. He was a triple short of the cycle, as the Dodgers’ No. 13 prospect hit a single, double and a three-run bomb in the fifth inning. Downs is starting to heat up after a slow start in April in which he hit just .213/.276/.371 with eight extra-base hits in 89 at-bats. He did manage to string together multi-hit performances in four of his last five games. Downs has always shown an above-average hit tool, so it should come as no surprise that he is beginning to adjust at this level as well.

Matthew Liberatore, LHP, Rays. Liberatore tossed five scoreless innings in his debut for low Class A Bowling Green. The lefthander allowed four hits and a walk while collecting four strikeouts. The Rays’ No. 5 prospect had six swings and misses while throwing 44 of his 62 pitches for strikes. This was his first start in full season pro ball after being assigned to extended spring training. The lefthander pitched well last season in Rookie ball and will look to build up innings in the lower minors this year.

Andres Gimenez, SS, Mets. Gimenez collected three hits in five at-bats for Double-A Binghamton. The Mets’ top prospect had two singles and a double while coming around to score twice. It was his third straight multi-hit game after an 0-for-10 stretch. After a pedestrian month of April, Gimenez is starting to get on-base more often. Gimenez played well for Binghamton in just 37 games last season after a promotion and will look to continue making adjustments to pitching in the upper minors.

Bryan Abreu, RHP, Astros. Abreu tossed five no-hit innings for Double-A Corpus Christi. Houston’s No. 10 prospect had five strike outs while allowing just two walks. In his first three Double-A starts, Abreu had trouble with walks and the long ball which forced him to make his exit after just three innings in each outing. His fastball-curveball combo work out of the bullpen, but Abreu has the opportunity to sharpen up his below-average slider and changeup in an effort to take on a starting role in the future.

Daniel Lynch, LHP, Royals. Lynch threw seven scoreless innings for high Class A Wilmington. The lefthander was on point, allowing just two hits and striking out nine batters. It was a nice bounceback performance after allowing five runs on 10 hits in his previous performance. The Royals’ No. 3 prospect is starting to have a better feel for the strike zone, as he has allowed just two walks in his last 18 innings pitched.

Gabriel Moreno, C, Jays. Moreno impressed in his first game for low Class A Lansing, collecting three hits in five at-bats with three RBI. He homered in the first inning and later hit a single and triple, falling just a double short of the cycle. The Jays’ No. 20 prospect has excellent bat control and shows enough power to be a 15-20 home run type of bat. While his catching needs some work, he has an average arm and makes quick transfers on throws to second base.

Will Benson, LF, Indians. Benson had three hits in five at-bats with three RBIs and three runs scored for low Class A Lake County. Cleveland’s No. 21 prospect had two singles and hit a two-run home run in the second inning. It was his fourth game in a row with at least a hit and his first three-hit performance of the season. He hit a paltry .180/.324/.370 last season in the Midwest League, but did manage to blast 22 home runs. Benson has seven home runs through 117 at-bats thus far and is making more contact than he did last year.


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ARIAAMiroglio, Dominic C40100.238
ARIAASmith, Pavin 1B31310.2222 2B (6), BB (20)
ARIAAVarsho, Daulton DH40000.297BB (13)
ARIAAYoung, Andy SS31000.223BB (11)
ARILoAAlexander, Blaze SS50220.2672 SB (5)
ARILoAKennedy, Buddy 3B53410.3492B (5), 3B (1)
ARILoAYerzy, Andy DH40000.107BB (9)
ARIMAJKelly, Carson PH-3B10000.247
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan P0000--
ATLAADidder, Ray-Patrick SS30000.126BB (15)
ATLAAPache, Cristian CF42000.28BB (12)
ATLAAWaters, Drew LF51200.335
ATLAAAJackson, Alex C20000.246BB (5)
ATLHiAContreras, William C40120.279BB (10)
ATLHiAJenista, Greyson RF31120.2333B (3), BB (20)
ATLHiARamos, Jeffrey LF20000.228BB (7)
ATLHiAWilson, Isranel PR00000.179
ATLMAJRiley, Austin LF31110.333HR (1)
ATLMAJSoroka, Mike P20000.077
BALAABannon, Rylan 2B30100.2932 BB (16), CS (3)
BALAAMcKenna, Ryan CF50100.2152B (7)
BALAAAMountcastle, Ryan 3B51300.3312B (10)
BALAAAStewart, DJ RF43320.2822B (9), 3B (1), BB (23), SB (4)
BALHiAHays, Austin CF40000.071
BALLoAEncarnacion, Jean Carlos 3B30000.221
BALLoAGrenier, Cadyn DH31100.2542B (5)
BALLoAHall, Adam SS31100.307BB (9)
BALMAJMartin, Richie SS20000.169
BOSAAChatham, C.J. SS40200.327
BOSAADalbec, Bobby 3B40110.25
BOSAANetzer, Brett DH41100.256
BOSAAWilson, Marcus CF30000.161BB (13)
BOSAAAOckimey, Josh 1B11000.2283 BB (30)
BOSAAATravis, Sam LF31000.256BB (18)
BOSHiACastellanos, Pedro 1B30000.299
BOSHiADuran, Jarren CF40100.406
BOSLoACasas, Triston DH10010.2442 BB (15)
BOSLoAHowlett, Brandon 3B30000.222BB (13)
BOSMAJChavis, Michael 2B-1B50210.296
CHCAAYoung, Jared 1B30100.262
CHCHiAAmaya, Miguel C30000.194
CHCHiAHerron, Jimmy RF20100.217
CHCLoAVelazquez, Nelson CF40200.3022B (9)
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CINAATrammell, Taylor LF51200.264
CINAAAHerget, Jimmy P0000--
CINAAAMella, Keury P20000.25
CINHiAFairchild, Stuart CF33220.2152B (6), BB (7)
CINHiAGarcia, Jose SS30100.262 BB (7)
CINHiAIndia, Jonathan 3B32210.2763B (2), 2 BB (16)
CINLoABautista, Mariel LF30100.2382B (2)
CINLoAMartinez, Juan 3B50210.262
CINLoASiani, Mike CF52310.188HR (2), SB (9)
CINLoASpillane, Bren 1B30000.15BB (17)
CINMAJSenzel, Nick CF51200.2352 SB (3)
CLEAAClement, Ernie SS30100.171
CLEAAJohnson, Daniel CF52130.252HR (8)
CLEAAABradley, Bobby 1B11110.302HR (8)
CLEHiAGonzalez, Oscar LF40300.3692 2B (10), CS (3)
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B30010.296
CLELoABenson, Will LF53330.256HR (7), SB (11)
CLELoAFreeman, Tyler SS52310.3062B (13), SB (10)
CLELoAHolmes, Quentin CF53300.1782B (5), SB (9)
COLAABoswell, Bret 3B31100.1672B (6)
COLAAFernandez, Vince RF41110.273HR (8)
COLAAWelker, Colton 1B40000.319
COLHiAVilade, Ryan SS41220.277HR (1), SB (9)
COLLoALavigne, Grant DH31100.237
COLLoAMacIver, Willie C40110.278
COLLoAMontano, Daniel CF40000.223
COLLoAVavra, Terrin 2B40000.304
CWSAABasabe, Luis Alexander LF40100.148
CWSAAGonzalez, Luis RF20020.218
CWSAARivera, Laz SS20110.2422 BB (10), SB (3)
CWSAARobert, Luis CF52200.2612B (5), 3B (1)
CWSAARutherford, Blake DH41100.1832B (3)
CWSAASheets, Gavin 1B40100.233
CWSAAABooker, Joel LF20000.22
CWSAAAJimenez, Eloy LF20100.333
CWSAAAZavala, Seby C41220.2352B (7)
CWSHiAWalker, Steele DH30000.178
CWSLoABush, Bryce DH30010.23
DETAAParedes, Isaac DH51200.2622B (5)
DETAAACameron, Daz CF40210.2222B (8), 3B (2)
DETAAACastro, Willi SS40100.317
DETAAALugo, Dawel 3B40200.341
DETAAARobson, Jacob RF40000.194
DETAAAWoodrow, Danny DH31000.243BB (15), SB (6)
DETHiAClemens, Kody 2B42210.203BB (11)
DETHiADeatherage, Brock CF42110.207
DETLoAMcMillan, Sam C20000.2082 BB (19)
DETLoAMeadows, Parker CF11000.2143 BB (17), CS (3)
DETLoAPerez, Wenceel SS11010.2053 BB (15)
DETMAJStewart, Christin LF40000.203
HOUAADawson, Ronnie CF42220.227HR (6)
HOUAAToro, Abraham 3B41100.284
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS30000.188
HOUHiABeer, Seth 1B30000.321BB (14)
HOULoAAdolph, Ross CF30000.126
KCAALee, Khalil DH40000.252
KCAAPeterson, Kort LF40110.2083B (3)
KCAARivera, Emmanuel 3B42100.279
KCAAViloria, Meibrys C30100.131
KCHiAHicklen, Brewer LF30100.215
KCHiAMatias, Seuly RF40000.15
KCHiAMelendez, M.J. DH20000.1462 BB (14)
KCHiAPratto, Nick 1B40110.15
KCLoAGigliotti, Michael CF40000.258
KCMAJGutierrez, Kelvin 3B40200.283
KCMAJLopez, Nicky 2B51200.3332B (1)
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LAAAAKruger, Jack C30000.2
LAAAAMarsh, Brandon CF40110.2682B (3)
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LAAMAJRengifo, Luis 2B50000.147
LAAMAJWalsh, Jared 1B50300.6
LADAAPeters, DJ CF31010.235
LADAARuiz, Keibert DH21100.2522 BB (10)
LADAASantana, Cristian 3B40000.306
LADAAThomas, Cody RF41100.27
LADHiADowns, Jeter SS53440.2472B (6), HR (6), BB (11)
LADHiARincon, Carlos DH61200.2312B (10)
LADHiAWong, Connor C52120.203HR (8), BB (12)
LADLoAAmaya, Jacob SS21000.2362 BB (25)
LADLoAVargas, Miguel DH50200.282
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex CF31100.33SB (2)
MIAAABrigman, Bryson SS-2B40000.222
MIAAADunand, Joe SS20100.213
MIAAAMiller, Brian PH10100.252
MIAAAYamamoto, Jordan P20000
MIAHiADevers, Jose SS43300.388BB (10), SB (6)
MIAHiAMahan, Riley 2B20100.23BB (19)
MIAHiAMesa, Victor Victor CF51210.269
MIAHiANelson, James 3B40100.179
MIALoABanfield, Will C30000.221BB (7)
MIALoAScott, Connor CF31110.2HR (3), BB (14)
MIALoATorres, Chris SS21000.127BB (27)
MILAAGrisham, Trent CF30000.233BB (19)
MILAAPonce, Cody P0000--
MILHiAFeliciano, Mario C20010.2632 BB (12)
MILHiAHenry, Payton DH40110.2392B (7)
MILHiALutz, Tristen CF41100.24
MILLoAMcClanahan, Chad PH-1B20000.246CS (2)
MILLoATurang, Brice 2B30100.2972 BB (24), SB (8)
MILLoAWard, Je'Von LF42120.228HR (1), BB (13)
MILMAJHiura, Keston 2B40000.286
MINAAKirilloff, Alex RF50120.235SB (1)
MINAARortvedt, Ben C51200.375
MINAAAArraez, Luis 3B40200.444BB (1)
MINAAARaley, Luke DH30100.304BB (7), SB (3)
MINAAARooker, Brent LF40100.221
MINAAAWade, LaMonte RF40100.241BB (23)
MINHiAHelman, Michael 2B50110.22
MINHiALarnach, Trevor LF41200.3062B (14), BB (15)
MINHiALewis, Royce SS51000.242
MINHiAMiranda, Jose 3B41110.252
MINLoACelestino, Gilberto CF30100.203CS (2)
MINLoAMaciel, Gabriel RF20000.264BB (13)
NYMAAGimenez, Andres SS52300.2582B (6)
NYMAAAGuillorme, Luis SS30000.241
NYMAAAHanhold, Eric P0000--
NYMHiACortes, Carlos 2B21000.2242 BB (15)
NYMLoAMauricio, Ronny SS40100.268BB (10)
NYMLoANewton, Shervyen 2B50110.106
NYMLoAVientos, Mark 3B50100.233
NYMMAJAlonso, Pete 1B40000.263
NYYHiALopez, Jason C30000.224
NYYLoAStowers, Josh CF32110.3062 BB (17), 4 SB (12)
NYYMAJEstrada, Thairo 2B31100.2942B (2)
OAKAABarrera, Luis RF40100.28
OAKAABlanco, Dairon LF40100.254
OAKAADeichmann, Greg CF31000.225BB (17), SB (9)
OAKAAHeim, Jonah C41100.294
OAKAAMerrell, Kevin SS30000.24
OAKLoABrito, Marcos SS30000.204
PHIAAGamboa, Arquimedes SS41100.1
PHIAAMoniak, Mickey CF40110.2062B (8)
PHIHiABohm, Alec DH50000.317
PHIHiABrito, Daniel 3B40210.2332B (3)
PHIHiADuran, Rodolfo C30100.188BB (5)
PHIHiAOrtiz, Jhailyn RF31120.167HR (2), BB (10)
PHILoAGarcia, Luis 2B40100.178
PITAAACraig, Will 1B40000.226
PITAAAHayes, Ke'Bryan 3B40000.246
PITAAAKramer, Kevin 2B43300.2752B (10)
PITAAAMartin, Jason CF40000.244
PITHiAMitchell, Calvin RF50100.281
PITHiAStafford, Deon C40120.1952B (2), BB (7)
PITHiASwaggerty, Travis CF53310.244BB (16), SB (7)
PITLoADavis, Jonah CF30220.1333B (1)
PITLoASanchez, Lolo RF32200.323SB (14)
PITMAJTucker, Cole SS30000.185
SDAAMiller, Owen 2B-SS40200.292
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B31100.224BB (13)
SDAAReed, Buddy CF20100.205
SDLoAEdwards, Xavier DH51200.361
SDLoAMarcano, Tucupita 2B41200.2972B (5)
SDMAJAllen, Austin C30000.143
SDMAJFrance, Ty 3B30000.184
SEAAAFraley, Jake CF41000.295
SEAAALewis, Kyle DH51100.2342B (7)
SEAAAThompson-Williams, Dom LF40000.295BB (17)
SEAAAWalton, Donnie SS31200.2782B (5), 2 BB (19)
SEAHiARaleigh, Cal DH31100.215BB (13)
SEAHiARizzo, Joe 1B40000.318
SEALoAKelenic, Jarred RF40110.314
SFAAMiller, Jalen 2B51300.2542B (4), CS (4)
SFAAShaw, Chris LF50100.272
SFLoAGonzalez, Jacob DH40000.204
SFMAJAnderson, Shaun P202012B (1)
SFMAJGarcia, Aramis C31120.167HR (1)
STLAAArozarena, Randy CF31100.214
STLAACapel, Conner RF41120.227HR (7), SB (3)
STLAAWilliams, Justin LF50000.273
STLHiABaker, Luken 1B30000.266
STLHiAHurst, Scott CF30000.273
STLLoACedeno, Leandro 1B21200.2852B (5)
STLLoAGorman, Nolan 3B40000.254
STLLoAHerrera, Ivan C40010.25
STLLoANunez, Malcom DH32210.1762B (1)
STLLoATorres, Jhon RF10010BB (3)
STLMAJGallegos, Giovanny P00000
TBAAFox, Lucius SS40000.1812 SB (14)
TBAASanchez, Jesus RF40210.2932B (5)
TBAAALowe, Nate DH32110.2672B (11), 2 BB (20)
TBAAASolak, Nick 2B32230.293HR (4), 2 BB (15)
TBHiABrujan, Vidal SS50110.282
TBHiADodson, Tanner CF30000.209BB (2)
TBHiAWalls, Taylor DH51200.2333B (1)
TBLoAFranco, Wander SS32220.2872B (5), 2 BB (18)
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 2B40100.285
TBMAJVelazquez, Andrew PH10000
TEXHiAArias, Diosbel 2B40000.302
TEXHiAHuff, Sam 1B41100.242B (4)
TEXHiAMartinez, Julio Pablo RF31100.1262B (4)
TEXHiAReed, Tyreque DH21130.216HR (4), 2 BB (8), CS (2)
TEXHiATaveras, Leody CF41220.3332B (4)
TEXHiATejeda, Anderson SS30010.2562 BB (13)
TEXLoAOrnelas, Jonathan LF41120.336HR (4)
TORAASmith, Kevin 3B41230.153HR (3)
TORAASpanberger, Chad RF30000.198BB (13)
TORAAAAlford, Anthony LF41100.187
TORAAABiggio, Cavan RF40110.3272B (4)
TORAAAMcGuire, Reese C40000.229
TORHiANoda, Ryan DH41150.252HR (6)
TORHiAStevenson, Cal CF30110.2422B (4), BB (17)
TORLoAMoreno, Gabriel C51330.63B (1), HR (1)
TORMAJGuerrero, Vladimir 3B30010.222BB (8)
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy RF-1B40000.232CS (2)
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy 1B40100.2382B (6)
WASAAGarcia, Luis SS31000.222BB (8)
WASAAWard, Drew 3B30110.317BB (10)
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito LF50200.221
WASHiACanning, Gage RF50100.235
WASLoAPineda, Israel DH30100.2BB (12)
WASMAJRobles, Victor CF42210.253HR (7)


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